Would You Like a Hysteroscopy With That?

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Not having to be conscious during unpleasant medical procedures makes me deliciously happy. Why, yes, I would in fact enjoy a nice dose of anesthesia while having my lady bits poked and prodded with frightening medical instruments, thankyouverymuch! So, in that sense, it’s a dream come true for my pain threshold. Confused? Read on: this is a quicky post.

I don’t actually expect my readers of this lil’ blog (all 98 of you awesome people…still shocked that nearly 100 people find this stuff remotely interesting. Mwuah!) to remember what I’m talking about. I’m kind of an infrequent blogger, although one my new year’s resolutions is to fix that.

So, quick recap: I was supposed to have a combination hysteroscopy/D&C/uterine biopsy with my RE, Dr. C, earlier this month to investigate my last six months of continuous unexplained bleeding. After that procedure, I was supposed to have a laparoscopy cleanup surgery for endometriosis with my other doctor, Dr. Din, in early February. Pleasant ways to start off a new year, eh?  j/k. I’m actually grateful to be in the hands of such good doctors and to have God’s blessings of finances to pay for this medical care.

After I’d already scheduled my hysteroscopy/D&C/biopsy with his clinic, Dr. C suggested that, instead, Dr. Din could do these procedures while he was already operating on me… Which came down to a real “duh” moment for me: Why would I want to have two unpleasant procedures spaced out over the course of a month when I could just have them both done at once (and—bonus— while not having to feel the actual procedures while they were happening!)?

I saw Dr. Din again last week. He was extremely cool about adding these extras to my surgery.

We also scheduled my surgery while I was at his office. I picked the first available date. It all goes down on Wednesday, February 1, 2017:

  • Laparoscopy for endometriosis removal. This includes checking my bowels, abdomen, uterus, ovary, fallopian tube, cervix, pelvic cavity, and bladder for endo and/or adhesions.
  • Hysteropscopy to see why the heck I keep on bleeding and bleeding (including as I type this on cycle day 24) like a crazy woman between periods.
  • D&C to empty out whatever mystery intruders might have taken up residency in my uterus, possibly causing the bleeding.
  • Uterine biopsy to make sure nothing more sinister is lurking in my cells.
  • Correction of one of my previous surgical scars (post to follow) that looks….well…not like it should.

I’m pretty chill about the surgery itself. This is not my first rodeo, so I’m fully aware of what to expect afterward.

It seems like I’ve been writing on this blog for months now about having another surgery. Literally, months. You must all be bored to tears reading about something that never seems to actually happen! It’s a great feeling to finally have a set date, rather than just a looming possibility hanging in perpetuity in the general future.

Next up: all about surgical scars. I promise it will be nice and gory.

Peace. 🙂

 

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Author: Marixsa

Navigating the infertility waters and encouraging other mamas-in-waiting along the way.

12 thoughts on “Would You Like a Hysteroscopy With That?”

  1. All at once and with a nice anesthesia cocktail- sounds pretty ideal. I love your attitude and wish you so much luck in surgery. I oddly enjoy going under anesthesia. The last 60 seconds before lights out are so glorious. Xo

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  2. Yes it absolutely makes sense to do several things at once if you can! When I had a Laparoscopy a few years ago to remove a large ovarian cyst I also asked them to do the dye test and check my fallopian tubes while they were at it. And when I had a Hysteropscopy last year I asked for a scratch at the same time and timed it so it was the month before our second IVF. Being put under and not feeling anything is the way to go! I’m amazed at how chill you are, all the same, personally I get very nervous before medical procedures even ones I’ve done several times. Best of luck for February!!

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  3. When I had mine I told the FS to do everything he could think of testing and procedure wise in one go because I didn’t want to get 2 months down the track and have to go through it again. So he did and I was really glad I pushed for that! Totally worth it!

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    1. Agreed! I’m thinking of adding an endometrial scratch to the procedure list, exactly because I don’t want to go through that a few months down the road (from what I’ve heard they HURT!). And so glad to see you back on the blogosphere these days—missed ya! ❤

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